Two adults and four children were displaced from their home Monday night as a result of a house fire that left the home uninhabitable, according to Stafford County Fire and Rescue officials.
First responders were called at 5:02 p.m. to West Rocky Run Road, where smoke was visible coming from all sides of a single-family home just northwest of Rocky Run Reservoir.
Fire and rescue spokeswoman Katie Brady said all occupants of the home and several pets were already outside when emergency crews arrived, but firefighters later found multiple cats inside the home that had perished in the fire.
During the four-hour call, Stafford firefighting crews were assisted by Fauquier County Fire and Rescue, the Fredericksburg Fire Department, Stafford County Animal Control and the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. Units from Quantico Fire and Emergency Services and Prince William Fire and Rescue also assisted.
Brady said no firefighters were injured during the incident, which remains under investigation.
James Scott Baron: 540/374-5438
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I spent 23 years in the Navy in media relations and as a reporter. Prior to coming to The Free Lance-Star in 2019, I volunteered with a local non-profit that helps formerly incarcerated people transition back into society. I'm also an avid motorcyclist.